As a young filmmaker, François de Menil, in collaboration with others, vividly captures in five short films the spirit of creating, cherishing, curating and housing art. The first film, "Hanging Max Ernst," follows his mother, Dominique de Menil, from the planning and hanging of the 1973 Max Ernst exhibition at the Rice Media Center through the opening night party. Three other films capture each of Mark di Suvero, Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely in conversation and at work in his or her personal and unique environment. The last film, "The Rothko Chapel," features conversations with Dominique and John de Menil, architect Howard Barnstone and others on the inspiration and creation of the Rothko Chapel. François de Menil will join us for "Hanging Max Ernst."
Fall 2018 brochures are out! Please let us know if you did not receive one and we will be happy to send one to you.
Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card.
The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.
Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12.
Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course.
Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!
For additional information about any of our courses, to register offline, or to add your name to our mailing and/or email lists, please contact our adminstrator at registrar.houstonseminar.org or phone 713.666.9000.